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Abilene is a mid-sized town in around the center of Texas. Abilene is a good balance between big city and small town. Just as Austin, Texas has the saying, "Keep Austin Weird," Abilene has the saying, "Keep Abilene Boring." The people here are very nice and while Abilene has the most churches per capita in the US according to some sources, there is a lot of diversity in ideas and beliefs anywhere from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Abilene is also known as the storybook capital of Texas because of the storybook theme downtown with decorations such as statues from Horton Hears a Who! Abilene is somewhat small at the moment, but is rapidly growing.
Abilene is a very family-oriented and conservative town. It is very centered around art culture! There is a church on just about every corner in town, and there are a multitude of family-friendly events that anyone can enjoy!
Terrible public transportation, not a lot to do, but cheap living. If you are there for college you live in your university bubble and experience a very safe environment, but once you step outside of that you'll find that Abilene has a lot of crime and poverty. It is a hotspot for trafficking since it is right off of a major highway. It's nice because there are many Christian people here, since it is in the heart of the Bible belt, but that can also have its downsides since it can be very conservative and unaccepting of others.